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Jigsaw Puzzles Can Improve Your Quality of Life More Than You Realize

We know what you’re thinking. Jigsaw puzzles? What am I, 80? Well, hopefully you will be someday. So why not mentally prepare for it. Admittedly, jigsaw puzzles have a reputation as the domain of either the very old, the very young, or the incurably nerdy. To which we say: Yeah, so? Some started a podcast […]

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Crossword Fans Are Mad At The New York Times

Many fans of The New York Times’ iconic crosswords will soon have to find a new way to play, as the paper announced it will stop supporting the popular Across Lite file format third-parties use to import the daily puzzles into their apps. Crossword fans are a passionate group, and many of them are a […]

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Crossword Fans Are Mad At The New York Times

Many fans of The New York Times’ iconic crosswords will soon have to find a new way to play, as the paper announced it will stop supporting the popular Across Lite file format third-parties use to import the daily puzzles into their apps. Crossword fans are a passionate group, and many of them are a […]

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Apple Arcade’s Biggest Expansion Yet Adds 30 New Games Including Fantasian, NBA 2K21, And Oregon Trail

Apple Arcade exploded this morning, adding 30 new titles across three categories: “Arcade Originals” like Mistwalker’s RPG Fantasian and a game from the makers of Hot Shots Golf, “App Store Greats” like Monument Valley and Threes!, and “Timeless Classics” like Zach Gage’s Really Bad Chess and good old Solitaire. It’s…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Apple Arcade’s Biggest Expansion Yet Adds 30 New Games Including Fantasian, NBA 2K21, And Oregon Trail

Apple Arcade exploded this morning, adding 30 new titles across three categories: “Arcade Originals” like Mistwalker’s RPG Fantasian and a game from the makers of Hot Shots Golf, “App Store Greats” like Monument Valley and Threes!, and “Timeless Classics” like Zach Gage’s Really Bad Chess and good old Solitaire. It’s…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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10 Can’t-Miss Free Demos From the Steam Game Festival

We’re less than 24 hours from this year’s Steam Game Festival, a week-long event showcasing new and upcoming PC games available on the Steam store. There will be Q&A events with developers, live streams to watch, and hundreds of free demos to play.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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10 Can’t-Miss Free Demos From the Steam Game Festival

We’re less than 24 hours from this year’s Steam Game Festival, a week-long event showcasing new and upcoming PC games available on the Steam store. There will be Q&A events with developers, live streams to watch, and hundreds of free demos to play.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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10 Can’t-Miss Free Demos From the Steam Game Festival

We’re less than 24 hours from this year’s Steam Game Festival, a week-long event showcasing new and upcoming PC games available on the Steam store. There will be Q&A events with developers, live streams to watch, and hundreds of free demos to play.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Put a Bulletin Board Under a Puzzle to Make it Easier to Move

Along with the companies that make hand sanitizer and toilet paper, puzzle manufacturers and sellers have been doing a brisk business lately. With everyone confined to their homes for the past few months, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had more time for slower-paced activities. If your family has hopped on the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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It’s Time to Start a Puzzle Exchange

America’s jigsaw puzzle consumption has increased wildly in the era of physical distancing. People stuck indoors with nothing to do have turned to tiny, brightly colored, irregularly shaped slices of cardboard to provide them with a sense of control over a chaotic world. Retailers can’t keep puzzles in stock, and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Division 2 Players Are Struggling To Find 2 Well-Hidden Enemies

The recent Warlords of New York expansion added a whole new lower Manhattan map to The Division 2, complete with new missions, enemies, checkpoints and gear. For players willing to search and explore, there are secret hunters, elite enemies, who are hidden in the new city. While most of them have been found so far,…Read […]

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Melancholy Music Game Deemo Is More Heartbreaking In 3D

Released in 2013 for mobile devices and ported to the Vita and Switch in 2017, Deemo is a simple piano-based rhythm game with a truly heartbreaking story. I’ve played the original version on several different platforms, and it crushes me every time. For Deemo Reborn on the PlayStation 4, developer Rayark transformed…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What Are the Best and Worst Escape Rooms in Your City?

Some escape rooms are Disney-World slick; others are basically a dirty studio apartment with everything glued down. And some are a lot more fun to solve than others. What are the best escape rooms in your area—and what are the worst?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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I Fall Asleep To Puzzle Games And For Some Reason I Am Not Better At Puzzles

One of the poorer habits I have is playing handheld games in bed before I fall asleep. It’s not the best move—even with the brightness set all the way down, light has a way of messing with your sleep cycle—but sometimes it feels like the best way to slow my brain down after a long […]

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Trine 4 Is A Triumphant Return To Form

Trine and Trine 2 are a pair of gorgeous 2.5D physics-based puzzle platformers. For the third installment, Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, developer Frozenbyte tried to work full 3D gameplay into the mix, resulting in a shorter, less satisfying game. Trine 4: The Nightmare Price, out October 9 for the PC, PlayStation…Read more… Continue […]

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I’m Will Shortz, New York Times Crossword Editor, and This Is How I Work

Will Shortz is the most prestigious name in crosswords. As editor of the daily New York Times crossword, he has worked on every puzzle since 1983. He’s also the founder of the World Puzzle Championship, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and owner of the Westchester Table Tennis Center.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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I’m Will Shortz, New York Times Crossword Editor, and This Is How I Work

Will Shortz is the most prestigious name in crosswords. As editor of the daily New York Times crossword, he has worked on every puzzle since 1983. He’s also the founder of the World Puzzle Championship, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and owner of the Westchester Table Tennis Center.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Division 2 Needs More Quarantine Zones

The combat in The Division 2 feels great and is one of the main parts of the game that keeps me coming back. Yet, one of my favorite things in The Division 2, quarantine zones, aren’t about combat or even shooting really. Instead, these spaces are focused on exploration and narrative. I really wish there […]

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